Dated at Wellington this 4th day of August 2004.
The Common Seal of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission was, pursuant to a resolution of the Commission, affixed in the presence of:
Chief Executive, New Zealand Lotteries Commission.
Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of August 2004.
Minister of Internal Affairs.
This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 8 August 2004, amend the Lotto Rules 2000. The effect of the amendments is to unwind certain changes to standard lotto and lotto powerball that were made in October 2002. Specifically, these rules—
•dispense with the guaranteed payment of $1 million to one person each week and the drawing of the lotto millionaire winning number to determine that person:
•reinstate the former system of dividing the division one prize pool among all division one winning ticket holders:
•reinstate jackpots for standard lotto when there are no division one winning ticket holders in a draw. The division one prize pool may jackpot for up to 4 consecutive weeks:
•dispense with 2 bonus numbers for standard lotto and lotto powerball and reinstate 1 bonus number for those forms of lotto:
•amend the combinations that are required for winning divisions two, four, and six of standard lotto and lotto powerball to take account of there being only 1 bonus number:
•readjust the allocation of the prize pool for most prize divisions for standard lotto and lotto powerball:
•enable the Commission to the offer a player who has won an extraordinary prize the opportunity to win an alternative prize of equal or greater value if the player agrees to any reasonable conditions relating to media appearance that the Commission determines :
•make other technical changes to the rules.
These rules also—
•amend rule 8 of the principal rules to increase the cost of a selection for standard lotto from 50 cents to 60 cents:
•contain a transitional provision which provides that advance game entries and multi draw selections for a game of standard lotto, lotto strike, or lotto powerball made before the commencement of these rules remain valid after the commencement of the rules.